Sign in and sign out of the SharePoint Newsfeed app
To use the SharePoint Newsfeed app you must have a personal site set up in SharePoint Server 2013 or Office 365 SharePoint Online.
Note Your device must be running iOS 6.0.
To sign in to the SharePoint Newsfeed app on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch enter your SharePoint or Office365 username and password and your SharePoint URL (for example: https://contoso-my.sharepoint.com) and then tap Sign In.
Note Make sure you’re using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the https:// prefix to sign in to the app for extranet or online environments.
Once you’re logged in, the SharePoint Newsfeed app opens on the Following pivot of the newsfeed. From there, you can view and post to the public newsfeed and to newsfeeds in team sites you’re following. When you first sign in, the app displays posts from newsfeeds in all sites you’re following.
To sign out of the app, tap SharePoint at the top of the screen. Tap Settings and then tap Sign out.
Work with newsfeeds
You can have conversations with people in your organization by adding posts to the newsfeed. You can start a conversation or reply to existing conversations. You can also add images to posts.
Start a new conversation
- To start a new conversation tap the new post button (+) in the top right corner.
- In the new screen the default is set to Everyone (the public newsfeed). This means anyone in your organization can see this post in their Everyone view.
If you want to direct your post to a newsfeed on a specific team site, tap Everyone to see the list of team sites you’re currently following. Tap the newsfeed you want to post to and begin typing your post.
Note If you’ve already filtered your Following newsfeed to a specific team site, tapping New will start a message to be posted only to that newsfeed.
- Tap Post to send the post.
Reply to a conversation
- If a post has no replies a + appears beside the poster’s name. Tap + and on the Conversation pivot tap the bottom to begin typing your message.
- If the post already has replies tap the number to view all replies and then tap the box at the bottom to add your own response to the conversation.
- Tap Post to send your response.
Add an image to your post
- Start a new post or reply to a post.
- Tap the camera button and then select Choose a Photo or Take a Photo with your device.
- Tap Post when you’re done.
View the latest posts
To refresh the newsfeed with the latest posts, swipe down and release.
Add a #hashtag to a post
Type or tap # symbol to add a hashtag to your post. After adding the # symbol, a list of available hashtags appears at the bottom of the post. You can select from the list or type in a new tag.
Add an @mention to a post
The @mention works like the #hashtag. Type or tap the @ symbol to mention someone in your post. A list of available names appears at the bottom of the post.
Activities list all the public posts you have made to "Everyone" as well as all your public activities, such as replying to posts, liking posts, and following a person or document.
You can also view other people's Activities by tapping on their name, and swiping to the Activities pivot.
See people and content you’re following
You can access people and content you’re following from the app. From a newsfeed page tap SharePoint in the top left corner. This screen may include an image (if you’ve added one to your personal site). From here you can navigate back to a newsfeed, view documents you’re following, view people you’re following and the people who are following you, view your profile, and sign out of the app.
Newsfeed From the left navigation menu tap Newsfeed to get back to the main newsfeed section of the app.
Documents To see the documents you’re following, tap Documents. From here you can tap a document to view it.
People To see lists of people, tap People.
- To see the list of people you’re currently following swipe to Following.
- To see who’s following you, swipe to Followers.
- For a list of people who are following you, but who you’re not following swipe to Suggested.
Tap any name to open the profile of that person. From there you can see their profile, activities, people they’re following, and who’s following them.
Your profile and tags you’re following Tap About Me to see your own profile, including a bio and personal information such as your name, job title, work address, and phone number. Swipe down to the bottom of this screen to see the list of #hashtags you’re following and areas of expertise that you may have added to your SharePoint Profile.
Note Editing your profile has to be done by browsing to your SharePoint personal site. You can’t edit your profile from the app.
Contact and follow people
You can get information about people who post to a newsfeed. To view a profile, tap the name of the poster or the @mention tag. The profile pivot gives you details about that person, such as name, profile picture, job title, work address, and a brief bio if they included one in their user profile.
From the About screen you can start or stop following a person, mention that person in a post, or if your device allows it, send an email or place a phone call to the person.
Start or stop following someone If you want to start following someone, tap their name either from a post, an @mention, or from your list of followers and go directly to their profile. From there tap follow this person. If you decide to stop following someone, tap stop following this person.
Send email Tap the email address to open your configured mail app (such as Outlook) to send an email.
Mention You can create a post that includes the @<name> in the textbox.
Call work Tap the phone number if you want to call that person from your phone.
From a person’s profile you can swipe to view their activities. If they’ve set their privacy settings to allow it, you can also see a list of their followers and who they’re following.
See posts where you’re mentioned
If you’re following people who mention you, you’ll see their post in the Following view of your newsfeed. To see a list of who’s mentioned you, swipe to select the Mentions pivot at the top. Tap > to see the entire post with all the responses.